Dr. Hill’s Interview With National Geographic on Egg Freezing
Egg freezing has allowed more and more women the option to take control of their reproductive health and fertility and start their families later in life. In a recent interview with National Geographic, Dr. Hill was asked to comment on the growing interest of women to freeze their eggs. Here are some excerpts of Dr. Hill’s interview with National Geographic on egg freezing:
Misconceptions About Egg Freezing
One of the most common misconceptions about egg freezing is the false belief that it guarantees you a baby in the future. Dr. Hill commented in the National Geographic article,“egg freezing doesn’t guarantee that you’ll end up with a baby, but it does guarantee the potential for having a baby.” Dr. Hill also added in that most women don’t They may not realize how many steps are involved. Fortunately, with the latest approach to freezing—vitrification, an ultrarapid cooling technique that prevents the formation of damaging ice crystals—the eggs have a higher survival rate than with previous methods, Hill notes.
How to Improve Egg Freezing Success Rates
Older women need to freeze many more eggs than a woman in her early twenties to have the same chances of a successful pregnancy. A study by FertilityIQ revealed that “Women who stored 10 eggs after the age of 35, had a 30% success rate. Women under 35 with the same number of eggs had twice that success rate. That’s a big step up, and we’re not done. For women under 35 who managed to bank not 10 eggs, but 20 eggs, their success rate jumped to 80%.”
Fertility Insurance and Egg Freezing
Depending on your state and insurance coverage, you may or may not have fertility insurance. Currently, there are only 19 states with some mandate for fertility treatment coverage; however, those laws vary greatly on a state-by-state basis . It’s also important to note that egg freezing isn’t always regarded by law under “fertility treatment”—but rather, fertility preservation. Our team is here to help you understand what your insurance may or may not cover with regard to fertility preservation.
Financing for Egg Freezing
Fertility Centers of New England partner with CapexMD to offer financing for infertility treatments, so that cost isn’t a barrier to egg freezing. Applicants for a fertility loan to cover egg freezing costs, and can get approval in less than 24 hours.
Where To Start
If you’ve considered freezing your eggs, we encourage you to take the next step today. Delaying treatment can impact your future chances of having a successful pregnancy. Our team of fertility doctors is here to help you take control of your reproductive future and give you the freedom to start your family when you’re ready.
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